The Portsmouth Scene: 11 Acts To Know | Gigwise

A crash course of the local sound

When you think of Portsmouth you two things probably come to mind. The Spinnaker Tower and that viral Chris Kamara clip from Fratton Park. Whilst the “I dunno Jeff” meme cemented us into the brains of football Twitter, did you know Portsmouth also has a vibrant, thriving music scene?

From Saturday nights at the Wedgewood Rooms to Victorious Festival, music is an integral part of our waterfront city. That being said, here are 11 upcoming Portsmouth acts you nee

Album Review: Sea Girls - Homesick | Gigwise

Why change the recipe if you baked the perfect cake first time around?

Since the release of their debut album in 2020, Sea Girls have become the faces of British indie music, reigniting the fire of guitar bands up and down the country. Back with their brand new album Homesick, the boys have stuck to the recipe they know best: catchy hooks and big anthemic choruses counteracted by a few intimate acoustic moments. Adventurous? Maybe not so much. Packed full of fun and lyrical intimacy? Absolutely.

Interview: Dan Haggis of The Wombats on Fix Yourself, Not The World | Gigwise

'The main theme is letting go'

They are the undisputed kings of indie-pop, and even though they're 15 years in, The Wombats are brighter than ever. Their brand new album Fix Yourself, Not The World was released last Friday and it plays on addictive chorus lines and bold sonic waves.

We had the pleasure of chatting to Wombats drummer Dan Haggis all about the new album, the importance of small venues and lyrical honesty when it comes to mental health.

Album Review: Ed Sheeran - = | Gigwise

With 4 Grammys, 4 Brits and more than 150 million records sold worldwide, Ed Sheeran shows no signs of stopping as he returns with his fourth solo studio album Equals or rather, simply, =. The new album documents his journey into marriage and fatherhood whilst adapting to different genres and styles, showcasing that he hasn't lost his ability to bend the rules and ignore the critics.

'Tides' is the opening track on the album, its boundless energy setting the scene as Ed informs fans and listene

Album Review: Sam Fender - Seventeen Going Under | Gigwise

Sam Fender has become well known for tackling hard-hitting subjects such as male suicide, violence and sexism—and now the Geordie rocker is back with his brand new album Seventeen Going Under, a stunning second outing.

Sam’s distinctively soulful yet rough tones blissfully wash over the record, touching on themes of toxic masculinity, the wealth of the 1% and mental health. This blinding second album is made up of both a hard-working spirit and sheer undeniable talent. Opening with the title tr